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at 9:15, the impact of new leadership in china on u.s. relations. president obama traveling in parts of asia. we will have those segments, plus, we will take a look at the papers and take your phone calls as well "washington journal ."shington, we will see you then. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> next, a discussion on the future of u.s. diplomacy. after that, a forum on the effectiveness of al-qaeda in yemen. >> a former state department officials from the obama and george w. bush administration's discuss public diplomacy in a tough budget in vermont. the discuss the effectiveness of student exchange programs and government-backed broadcasting outlets, like "voice of america." the george washington school of international affairs hosted this event tuesday. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> that is public diplomacy in action. [laughter] i'm a professor here at gw and the director of the institute for public policy and global communication. you can find us on twitter @ip dgc. we're also on fa
and now that is not going to happen. we will still have u.s. troops in afghanistan one year from now two years from now, five years from now. where is the press? obviously, these are not issues that the people who run on these programs today -- >> why not? >> because they do not draw an audience. what draws an audience is charlie sheen. what draws an audience is people yelling at each other. it is not enough to say these issues are important. if we actually -- i know it sounds totally idealistic, but when you and i became journalists as young men, we actually believed that we were entering, really, a special, chosen profession that meant something to a democracy. >> we called it a calling. >> a calling, exactly. >> exactly. word of honor, i never thought i was going to get rich as a journalist. you do not go into journalism to become wealthy. >> the changes we are talking about, you have already touched upon the affect it has on our society, on the business itself. value systems change. i am not saying we can ever return to the good old days. that is done, but what worries me is whether
♪ backing down. what of the israeli truce? plus the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice took some heat over her comments on the libya consulate attack. now it looks like though her critics have some ammunition against their claims. now she is going to go speak to some of them on capitol hill. benghazi and susan rice and is the tide turning? that's coming up from the journalists of fox news on this monday fox report. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small busins earns 2% cash back on every purchase, ery day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. c
this point of view, it's sound analysis. what message is the israeli government and u.s. government that supports it sending when it makes choices that result in hamas being able to point to their victories and leaves president mahmoud abbas totally impotent. here's the lesson, as far as i can tell, if you recognize israel if you're committed to nonviolence you'll get roled, marginalized, undercut and left looking like a loser. if you fire rockets into the heart of israel, kidnap their soldiers, they'll negotiate and adjust their policies. everyone i've talked to on the palestinian side sees this disparity. none other than hamas political leader explicitly cited abbas's sorry situation in an interview on wednesday. >> translator: mahmoud abbas gave this opportunity to israel and the international community. what did they do? they made him fail, they let him down. >> in allowing this to continue, in refusing to pressure the israeli government to take concrete steps towards peace in the west bank, they're turning a blind eye while unarmed protesters are imprisoned, tear gassed and sho
significant emphasis. for example, in 2010, the pentagon set up this u.s. cybercommand and the eu has a similar organization. the uk has the same thing. they have a cybersecurity operations center and this is the british equivalent in this area. let's just go through some of the terminology. i wanted to make sure that we have some particular knowledge about things. as i go through these special events, the backdoor is an overlooked entry into a network. it allows a hacker or someone were someone who was not authorized to be in there to get in with a password -- without a password. this is where you have a program that becomes a robot of the person on the outside. cookies are a friend when we are trying to order something. i'm going to give you some examples as we go. now where is malicious software. malware can be a virus 40 warm. we also have the concept where did these e-mails that are alluring you to respond. you might even respond to such a little ad. spearfishing is trying to get you to respond and it is that is the concept that it is targeted at you. because you have access to s
and caused the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. the payment includes $4 billion related to criminal charges, including $1.2 billion in criminal fines, as well as half a billion dollars in payments to securities regulators. attorney general eric holder said thursday the settlement broke two records. >> bp has agreed to plead guilty to all 14 criminal charges, including responsibility for the deaths of 11 people and the events that led to an unprecedented environmental catastrophe. the company has also agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties. this marks both the largest single criminal fine, more than $1.25 billion, and the largest total criminal resolution, $4 billion, in the history of the united states. a >> critics say even their record numbers reflected in the settlement represent just a fraction of bp's profits and will not be enough to deter future disasters. public citizen called a settlement that the attic and a slap on the wrist, noting the deal did not prevent bp from continuing to receive lucrative government contracts and leases. under the settlement, bp agreed to
with a knife and an ax attacks a security guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv this morning. the guard was slightly hurt in the leg but was able to fire a warning shot into the air and they were able to catch that suspect. police say the attacker is an israeli citizen in his 40s. the man's motive at this hour unclear, but investigators say the incident may not have anything to do with israel's conflict with hamas militants. now, security there has been increased at that embassy following this strange and sudden attack. >>> the stabbing comes as violence continues to develop in the middle east. this morning more than 100 palestinians are dead as israel continues its air strikes in gaza. half of the palestinians killed are civilians. israel has attacked more than 1300 targets since the attacks began november 14th. but palestinian militants are firing back. this morning at least one rocket fired from gaza landed in a town in southern israel causing damage to cars and a bus. israel is still sending thousands of troops to the border with the gaza strip and has not yet ruled out a ground inv
rewrite the rules on ecommerce. >> the federal government says u.s. and other nations seized 132 domain names that were selling counterfeit merchandise. ice officials say the website duped consumers to buying bogus items. syria used distraction of fighting between israel and palestinians to resupply government troops in syria. correspondent leland vittert has the evidence. >> bretevidence >> reporter: they have been firing off and appearing ready for battle. the western intelligence sources tell fox news the men are ire rainian revolutionary guard troops coming to help bashar assad in the syria long civil war. they have exploited the attention on syria to ramp up the flight. often sending ton of ammunition, weapon and equipment multiple times a week. they are flying via rocky air space. the u.s. put pressure on iraq. iraq is inspecting the planes but sources say it's done on the return flight. when the plane is empty to appease the u.s. keep the flight coming. 18 months since the civil war. deflection from the syrian army means that assad has less well-trained men. >> recent rebel takeo
and israel are the top recipients of u.s. foreign aid. what kind of leverage does the u.s. have? >> president obama has pledged $1 billion in aid to the egyptian government. that money is incredibly important to the egyptians. their economy has been faltering. in addition, the egyptian military receives almost $1.3 billion per year from the united states. in addition, the egyptian government is looking for support from other actors, like the international monattorney fund and the european union. so all of that-- the money that the egyptian government needs, the u.s. leverage to try to get the egyptians to bring peace to to conflict. >> brennan: juan zarate, thank you. >> thank you. >> brennan: in egypt today, at least 49 children were killed when a train smashed into a school bus. 1190 miles sowpght of cairo. the force of the crash broke the bus in half, and the destruction made it difficult to count and identify bodies. the man in charge of closing the gates at the crossing has been arrested. authorities say he was sleeping when the bus crossed the tracks. two oil workers remain lost at sea
. i will tell you here and now that is not going to happen. we will still have u.s. troops in afghanistan one year from now two years from now, five years from now. where is the press? obviously, these are not issues that the people who run on these programs today -- >> why not? >> because they do not draw an audience. what draws an audience is charlie sheen. what draws an audience is people yelling at each other. it is not enough to say these issues are important. if we actually -- i know it sounds totally idealistic, but when you and i became journalists as young men, we actually believed that we were entering, really, a special, chosen profession that meant something to a democracy. >> we called it a calling. >> a calling, exactly. >> exactly. word of honor, i never thought i was going to get rich as a journalist. you do not go into journalism to become wealthy. >> the changes we are talking about, you have already touched upon the affect it has on our society, on the business itself. value systems change. i am not saying we can ever return to the good old days. that is
to the playoffs, yeah. >> and with retail sales a huge factor in the not steady u.s. economy, the shopping is encouraging. >> we expect sales to rise 4% this year, a little lower than last year, but you know, we think we really believe that consumers are feeling a lot more confident this year. >>, but for all the folks battling the black friday crowds, do they get the best prices. >> sometimes i think you can get a better deal other times, black friday is kind after gimmicky things. up to a third of the door busters items today were cheaper earlier in the year and as far as the most popular holiday gift. >> gift cards are still number one and this year picking up, where even more people are asking for gift cards and it's the most wanted gift and the most given gift for the holiday seasons for the last several years. >> online shopping looks strong again this holiday season, but today, it was all about being in the stores in person, and looking for the biggest savings. >> and i was going to go online, and just do my shopping from there, but it worked out. it worked out perfect. >> now, onli
: it is a busy news morning. the u.s. is officially getting involved in the mideast fighting. secretary of state hillary clinton is en route to meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu as the u.s. embassy attacked this morning. we have leland on the ground. we'll go to washington with the latest details on secretary clinton's mission. >> good morning. israel and terrorist leaders of gaza exchange fire president obama is dispatching secretary clinton to the middle east it is a hastedly arranged departure from cambodia where she is involved in the ongoing summit. she plans to visit israel and ramallah and egypt because u.s. considers hamas a terrorist consideration and prohibits contact it is relying on egypt and turk yeqatar to deliver its message to the hamas leadership. >> on the trip secretary clinton will emphasize the united states interest in a peaceful out come that protects and enhances israel's security and outcome to lead to improved relations to the civilians in gaza and reopen the path for israelies and palestinians so they can live in peace and security. >> some doubt secretary cl
a momentous decision this morning from the u.s. supreme court. jenna: we'll con continue to watch that story a fox news alert. we're awaiting the outcome of a very pivotal meeting that could potentially ease the crisis in egypt or push that country into further chaos. that is one of our big stories. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon:. i'm jon scott. the first elected leader, president mohammed morsi expected to come face-to-face with senior judges in egypt who say his power grab has gone too far. there are indications that the both side are trying to find some middle ground. morsi's maneuver unleased a rage of protests that continues to rage across the country. meanwhile the u.s. embassy in cairo says there are sporadic clashes between protesters and police near its entrance. we're told some rocks landed inside the walls of that huge compound. embassy officials say there is no indication they are the target. egypt wields enormous influence in the middle east peac process. that power demonstrated by brokering the cease-fire between is rainfall and hamas. steve care began streaming
is monitoring the troops' efforts during his visit to southeast asia. he arrived in cambodia, the first time a u.s. president has visited there. earlier mr. obama became the first american president to visit burma as well. following decades of repressive rule. mr. obama says he sees signs of progress on human rights. bill plante reports from rangoon, burma. >> reporter: good morning. the president is visiting three countries in southeast asia to underscore that the u.s. intends to be a major player in this region. but he's dubbed by troubles in another part of the world where the u.s. can't avoid involvement. the president embraced democracy advocate and nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi and celebrated the beginnings of democratic reform in this nation which was long under military rule. but mr. obama's triumphant visit here is shadowed by the continuing violence in the middle east. in thailand earlier he called for a negotiated end to that conflict. but he strongly defended israel's right to act against the missiles from gaza. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles ra
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. it cannot be business as usual asiran in the year it was written about the way the u.s. government organized itself at that level to deal with the reactor in syria. the bush administration organized its iraq policy in another way. there are several models out there but it is important that i ran not be seen as one of 10 or 15 problems we have to deal with on a daily basis. iran is problem number one and will be for awhile. there are plenty of other problems in the middle east. first, syria -- i concur with everything dennis said. first of all, for the longest time, many people thought the fall of assad was inevitable so we would not have to do that much to provoke it. i'm not so sure, not because i don't think this insurgency is effected. i have been on the receiving end of a number of insurgencies in my career is. this is a very powerful and effective one. iran has command -- has committed -- syria has committed powerful friends that appear to be ready to go to the mat to make sure the assad regime will stay in power. that is russia and iran. the result could be an assad that stays in power
, will be the first for a u.s. president. >>> the victory between hamas and gaza will come up. the white house is keeping a close eye on the conflict as israeli troops mass near the border with gazatop tom foreman looks at the fire power in place. >> let's look at how the battlefield is shaping up. about the size of new jersey. 7.5 million people. 70% jewish. unemployment below 70%. gaza really small. only twice as big as washington, d.c., predominantly palestinian and employment is bad. has called israel the tenth most popular military in the world. compulsory military service. every young person must go into the moilitary for a while and they have a half million that they can call from the reserves very quickly. ground forces also very impressive. if you count the artillery pieces and mortar, you can get 12,000 forces on the ground. 800 aircraft out there, including some 200 helicopters. this is largely what they used to have these strikes within gaza. now, if you look at hamas, their forces are much smaller in terms of their official forces certainly. if you look at peop
: do you think the u.s. as relates to the cease-fire was too effusive in the praise from secretary of state clinton, and now what does the white house do? they have remained quiet. we have a statement from the state department, but nothing from the white house so far. >> i don't think the praise -- morsi's certainly deserving credit to help to broker the peace. and the administration play aid vital role in that and they deserve credit. the larger issue is a revolutionary change in the middle-east. it is the foreign policy surprise of this administration, as 9/11 was for bush. and how we cope with this. our disengagement policy in the middle-east is inviting this change to go in the wrong direction. al qaeda is on the rise, the islamists are on the rise. morsesi looked at iraq and saw al-maliki on the rise. our policy should be all in, keeping with our national interest and keeping with our values and help shape morsi. he is not going away. >> how do you think the president will walk the line of not getting involved in affairs we shouldn't be involved and and stopping the dominoes t
was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. the egyptian government banned the muslim brotherhood because of its suspected role in the assassination plot of the president. bill: later this hour general jack keane is here to talk about the recent turmoil in egypt and claims morsi is a new kind of pharaoh for egypt. martha: twin car bombs in damascus, syria, the blast targeted an area known to be loyal to president bashar al-asaad. then people ran out to help those who were injured in that initial explosion and then came the second large explosion. according to the estimates. 40,000 syrians have died in all of this horrific violence in syria that has been going on now for two years. bill: we are just getting started. $2 and a dream. so many lining unto buy a ticket for one of the largest lottery jackpots we have ever seen. we'll take you to one town where folks to sure use a half billion prize. martha: ambassador susan rise expected on capitol hill. she faced a tough crowd
that sucked up the oxygen. hamas is a group that's recognized as a terrorist organization by the u.s. government, the israeli government and the european union, has increased shelling in areas of israel over recent weeks. they now have shelled tel aviv and 180 missiles went into southern israel. so israel for its own self-defense, its right of self-defense is organizing, rallying more reserve troops, getting ready for more permanent action. it can and should do what's necessary to protect its citizens, which means inflicting damage on hamas. >> heavy damage, deep damage. go as long as it takes. but john, given what you and ambassador williamson just said, where is the white house on this? the best we can find is not a public statement. the best we can find came out of a white house statement. i'll quote, israel has the right to self-defense in light of the rocket attacks. but that's not the president really standing up for israel. this was some white house spokesman echoed by the state department, john. that ain't the kind of support that i'm looking for. >> my information, very fres
staff both in germany and% abroad. data to the u.s. now, where revelations have emerged in the scandal that caused the downfall of the head of the cia, general david petraeus -- >> to the u.s. now, where revelations have emerged in the scandal that caused the downfall of the head of the cia. >> general john allen is alleged to have had inappropriately to one of the women involved in the scandal. >> he was due to become nato's supreme commander in europe, but that appointment is now on hold. meanwhile, even more details of the scandal concerning general petraeus are coming to light. >> former cia head david petraeus said the affair lasted from december 2011 until four months ago. paula broadwell co-offset a biography on petraeus and made multiple trips to afghanistan -- co-authored a biography on petraeus. investigators are reported to have found that she had access to sensitive documents about afghanistan. agents searched her family home in north carolina on monday night. but there is another high-level figure involved. the pentagon is now investigating general john palin, the palinisa
. on the edge of the square, the clashes began release today. protesters in threw sticks at the u.s. embassy. the police responded with tear gas. hear, the casualty toll is widening. these protesters are furious with the president. many fear he wants to turn the country in to listen now -- into an islamic state. some of them are kids looking for a fight. politicians linked arms. among them, a nobel prizewinner who has called the president and new faro. it turned into one of the biggest demonstrations since the revolution last year. >> the egyptians are not any more afraid of the authority, of the power. they have the courage to declare their desires and their demands and to work and to sacrifice to achieve their demands. >> and barely a year after the last revolution, egyptians are demanding the president should go. and there is no sign when or where this confrontation will end. >> for more on the unrest, i spoke a short time ago with the director and president of the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. she has returned from cairo. you have been there three times, while we're s
, and as recently as the 1990s, that number would have been in the 20s. u.s. exports in ten years went from 25% to developing countries to 50%. combined with what we heard about europe and in a sense the demographic problems in japan, there's a shift in the international system you're going on, and a lot of those countries will also have challenges like in china with avoiding the middle income trap and the structural shift, but what i want to connect to is this stuff we're doing at home in the united states is not enough. the united states then needs an international economic strategy, some of the things that prime minister asner talked about so it leverages a domestic revival with a new international growth system because the old system is no longer going to exist in the old form, and we got rising economies, and you got markets there, africa grew at 5% a year for the decade before the crisis and now back on the growth progeek story. there's potential in all of them. >> can they keep up the pace of growth they demonstrated in the last ten years? we're already seeing china slow down. the last
of speculation that it may be imminent -- the u.s. embassy by the way in tel aviv has just release add photo of the secretary of state hillary clinton here in israel getting ready to meet with the israeli prime minister. it will be intriguing to see what they have to say. but arwa, what about the leaflets being distributed in gaza? tell us what you're seeing. >> well, earlier in the day around midday we did see leaflets being dropped over the city. we managed to get our hands on one of them effectively very straightforward the israeli defense forces warning residents in certain areas, mostly in the northern part to stay away, to leave their homes. and in fact this goes so far as to name the routes that they should take to come to the center of the city. and they're telling residents they needed to leave because that was the only option they would have to effectively stay safe. we went to a school where a lot of these people were gathering. and the schools were just overwhelmed. >> arwa, i'm going to interrupt you right now. we're hearing prime minister netanyahu and the secretary of state sp
, not the u.s. government, because i'm about to hammer them. we do not have the kind of leadership that required to have coalitions put together to deal with this situation. it is a soft power or hard power. and it may not happen properly anytime in the near future your remember that caveat. now, the other day i was reading through a book by save the children. it's about the children of syria. and if you haven't read this book and you want to understand what's happening in syria, i recommend you read it. but i assure you, you will feel very uncomfortable on page one. there are costs involved with the situation that could go on for generations, not just for now. generations. think about the children are going through now and how they will think about the west. the international community, their arab brothers, the reins, the russians, the chinese, the united states, and just about everyone else. even if this might be over in the next year or so, it will definitely not be over for those children. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. ambassador? >> i agree with most of what i heard from
, he will join us in just a couple of minutes. >> meanwhile, a trio of u.s. warships sent to the eastern mediterranean area just in case americans need to be evacuated out of israel. the ships were due to return to norfolk, virginia, but their homecoming will be a bit delayed by at least several days. reports say these ships would not play a combat role and would only be used to help americans in that area. they can also serve as floating hospitals if need be. >>> susan rice now breaking her silence and defending her comments on the benghazi terror attacks just days after the raid on the u.s. consulate which ended with the murder of our ambassador to libya and three other americans. ambassador rice went on all five sunday shows and said the attack grew out of a spontaneous protest over an anti-muslim film. now rice is saying those remarks were based on intelligence she was given. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live in washington with the latest for us. who is ambassador rice saying gave her those talking points? >> good morning. she's not saying specif
. >>> tear gas in cairo near the u.s. embassy as the fight for democracy goes on. >> face to face. susan rice and john mccain, the man who wanted watergate style hearings, meet. and only cnn catches up with mccain before the big meeting. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> whatever ambassador rice wants to tell me. she's the one who asked for the meeting. i didn't. >> wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic skills and tiptoe through a political mine field. susan rice meets with republican senator john mccain. as you
u.s. president to visit there. while in cambodia, the president is going to be meeting with a leaders at a dinner of the asian summit. and yesterday he made a historic meeting in myanmar where he met with parliament elected leader aun san suu kyi. >> this is not an endorsement of the burmese government, but it is an acknowledgment that there is a process under way inside of that country that even a year and a half, two years ago, nobody foresaw. >> meanwhile back home in washington, congress is off for a week for the thanksgiving holiday, lawmakers are vowing to get to the bottom of intelligence questions in the immediate wake of the deadly attack of a u.s. consulate in libya, including whether ambassador susan rice's so-called talking points were altared the weekend after she gave that announcem of the attack. >> she didn't know anything about the attack in benghazi and the most politically compliant person. i don't know what she knew, but i know that the story she told was misleading. >> the debate on the hill intensified by general david petraeus' testimony friday th
condemning the bus bombing, going on record saying that the u.s. will stand with its israeli allies. joining me from cairo, nbc news correspondent jim maceda. jim, explain to all of us the reaction to secretary clinton's visit to the region and the impact that her presence has brought to the negotiations for a cease-fire. >> reporter: first, the reaction has been one of anxiety, anticipation, and of deep hope that secretary of state hillary clinton can now broker or help to broke err deal. they certainly don't want war right next door. many are asking where america has been for these past eight or so years. i think the overall feeling is one of anticipation, that something hopefully now can move forward. in terms of her impact today, she's met already with president morsi. she's also wrapping up a meeting with the foreign minister and we understand at the press conference she's supposed to give has not started yet. but i can guarantee you that many people here in egypt and israel are intent on following that press conference. unlike yesterday, there have been no dramatic statements that a ce
with recognition. it is a setback for israel and the united states. margaret brennan joins us to tell us why the u.s. voted no. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie, and to norah. israeli government says it gives palestinians a state without ending the conflict. u.n. recognition makes the west bank and gaza strip part of the palestinian state not defeated territory. without negotiating the borders of one with israel. here is the problem. negotiation negotiations are in a standstill. as we saw last week violent extremists like hamas are gaining influence. palestinian authority, which rejects violence, recognizes israel, is losing influence and patience. last week secretary clinton c s successfully negotiated the cease fire but wasn't able to persuade palestinian president mahmoud abbas to drop this bid. >> margaret, are there consequences for the united states and iz role for this vote? >> reporter: potentially. the concern is that congress could cut off funds to the palestinian authority. the u.s. gave about $495 million in aid last year, which helped keep that peaceful government in power. th
, see that as a stabilizing function. at the end of the day when you have the capacity as u.s. military for power protection as well. that is a global capability, but that means their respective of choices that are made by other powers, we want the ability to sustain our presence in the asia-pacific, same is true around the globe. as you look at these different areas, i think there are terrific opportunities to engage with china on each of them. and to finally ask the question and try to answer the question the secretary clinton has been encased in for quite some time and that is, can we get a better answer than we physically had in the past to how a new rising power comes into the international system? in other words, can we do so without running significant risks or falling into conflict? >> thank you. >> i agree with everything the undersecretary said. in fact, the admiral locklear _ those points the other day in australia, talking about the engagement in that strategic trust again. it is interesting the chinese tend to look at the american asia-pacific pivot as a sort of containment
, and one of the topics that came up quite a bit was the attacks on the u.s. embassy and while those of us here that might obviously highlight the need for the securities sector reform i feel like a lot of tunisian actors interpret things very different and to some the less says that we need stronger security forces and that some of the changes, some of the modest changes we might see as positive and the very modest direction of the reform over the past year are seen by some as a cause for the week security forces and the call for incidents like the attacks on the embassies. if you can comment on this tension and how to address that. >> the iron fist notes the outrage. you want to jump in on this? >> sure. i mean, first of all i would sort of like to the secure a sector reform and egypt would weaken the security service more than it already is because there's been very little security sector reform as i don't see evidence of that. but also some of these the assumption that you are necessarily going after the leaders inside the security sector or security sector reform i think is a misconce
, making himself a pharoah. what happened before and after u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s. did in the moments before killing osama bin laden. >>> wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with today's astonishing show of fury in egypt. within the past hour egyptian authorities tear gassed protesters in cairo's tahrir square. angry demonstrators packed the square today denouncing egyptian president mohamed morsi as a dictator and accusing him of a power grab. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. reza, what's it look like now? >> reporter: joe, it is 11:00 p.m. cairo time. these demonstrators started gathering around in tahrir square about 1:00 p.m. local time. that means they've been going strong for about ten hours. many thought maybe egyptians were worn out, tired of demonstrating after the 2011 revolution, but if you look at tahrir square today, if you look at cairo today, it doesn't seem like it. the demonstrations are continuing. so are clashes. about an hour and a half ago clashes taking place right where we are behind us at the hotel we're staying at. secur
-led agreement or one broker bide both egypt and the u.s.? >> reporter: this is really being seen as an egyptian-brokered keel. i mean, the president here, is the only person involved that is actually speaking to both sides because they have contact wgz the israelis through the security channeles, which they've had for years. and, also, they are in contact with hamas. hose me mubarak was not in touch with hamas. they wouldn't speak to him at all and often closed the side to journalists it. the difference is mursi was able to speak to hamas and exprl mediate the deal. that's really never been possible before. of course, without american influence, this would never have come to pass. they are, in speaking to egyptian officials and speaking to palestinian officiales, everybody here said we really need the americans to lean on israel and only when hillary clinton came to the region, did a deal come to fruition. >> and finally, just even in the next day or days, is it clear how this is enforced? it didn't seem to be in any language, other than sort of leaving it to each side to enforce the deal. >> r
of the iranian nuclear program and what people assume our u.s. deadlines -- not deadlines. from the u.s. perspective, and it differs from israel's, the u.s. says it cannot accept a situation where iran is capable of crossing the nuclear threshold either secretly or in some way where the u.s. would not be able to react or in a fortified compound. the assumption of some people is that that will happen within the next 12 to 18 months. maybe because of mishaps or deliberately because they do not want to come within that threshold, that will not happen within the next year and a half. if you do not reach an agreement between now and summer, i think it will become more and more difficult to say there is a process, even if iran is not approaching the threshold. and that is where the pressure will build, both from within the u.s. and israel, for the u.s. to do something. i would not say the president has mismanaged this. to some degree, he has. this is a national security issue. the u.s. has put containment off the table. one can argue whether that was a good strategic choice. it is very much o
officials in egypt. >> rocket fire has risen to more than 100 killed in gaza. the u.s. embassy in tel aviv was also attacked this morning. interest center has the latest. >> normal life is nearly grind to a halt. rockets rained down on the palestinian territory. the exchange of rocket fire between the israel hamss is on its seventh day. israel attacked 80 target and gossip. >> we are witnessing and delivered escalation on the part of this release to cause as much as million civilian deaths. >> we're not targetting civilians but we're sending out tens of thousands of telephone and telex messages and dropping leaflets warning civilians in areas that are liable to be hit by our military to evacuate. >> is really tanks are awaiting orders for a possible ground invasion-- israeli tanks. >> in the end it has to be a cease-fire that is the key. >> a peace effort is on the way to stop the violence in egypt is working to reinstate a cease fire. arab foreign ministers are visiting gaza today. in the cease-fire that is agreed to must be permanent. >> there is no is nohamas would agree to a committed
delivery routes, and 570 bakery stores throughout the u.s. this is a story, you know, people make light of it, you're going to get your twinkies. this is a story about people and their jobs. 18,000 people. for some of those towns where the hostess factory for the wonder bread factory and bakery are really an important part of the economy. so we wish everybody the best. >> hopeful they'll be able -- the people want their jobs. this looks like the people who own the company really wanted to continue to make this iconic brand. >> if investors could buy it maybe they could keep some of those factories running. some of those factories quite frankly are pretty old and inefficient. so we'll see. >> christine, thank you for the update. still ahead we continue to follow the breaking news out of tel aviv the bomb blast on that bus this morning. ruin any chances for a de-escalation which is what they've been talking about. we're going to be chatting with the ambassador stuart holliday ahead. then the republican tradition the iowa straw poll. why is the state's governor saying, eh, kind of useless.
in afghanistan as the u.s. military inches closer to the 2014 withdrawal deadline. it's been a load of fun to chang chang -- hang out with you. ainsley: happy thanksgiving to you and your families. rick: breaking news. >> the deadly fighting between israel and hamas stopped for now, but what will it take for the ceasefire to hold? we are live in jerusalem. >>> and ambassador susan rice publicly defending her earlier comments, calling the attack in libya that killed four american spontaneous. will it be enough for those opposed to her possible nomination for secretary of state? >>> and a very controversial new study about mammograms, questioning the value of the screenings. should you or shouldn't you get one? it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪ finish. rick: and we begin with hope for a new beginning in israel and gaza. so glad you're with us, everybody, i'm rick folbaum, in for jon scott. heather: and i'm heather childers in for jenna lee. it is a busy news day. the rocket fire and airstrikes stopped for now after more than a week of the worst cross-border fighting in four years. a ceasefir
: it is all in the language and semantics of these discussions. as u.s. lawmakers continue all this wrangling over some kind of budget deal we work towards here at home, european lawmakers are meeting today on their financial crisis, a lot of which presented the picture americans would like to avoid. ministers from 17 countries will get together. they try to hammer out a plan that will prevent greece from going bankrupt. they have been trying to agree on a new solution there for weeks. >>> also overseas this morning there are major developments to tell you about in egypt. new protests breaking out after egyptian president mohammed morsi announced far-reaching powers placing himself above any government law. that has sparked the violent clashes that he see here on the streets and dozens of protests but the country's justice minister now saying there is some sort of resolution on all of this imminent. steve harrigan joins us now streaming live from cairo with the latest. steve, do you think that we could see some kind of compromise today on this? >> reporter: martha, we are certainly hearing so
president of egypt being the prime mover here, pressured by the u.s., but bringing together all sides? i'm not sure that ayman can hear us. we have a satellite delay. can we talk about the diplomacy from the standpoint of hamas and the muslim brotherhood? >> yeah. andrea, these talks have been now under the auspices of the egyptian government but more specifically under the au spis sis of intelligence officials. they can meet with israel and the palestinian factions. it's unlikely that president m mahmoud morsi was going to sit down with any envoys. he will be heading back to cairo tomorrow to meet with hillary clinton. egyptian officials involved or familiar with them have been telling nbc news this is unlikely to be a long-term truce. this is more likely to be a cessation of hostilities in the short term to pave the way for longer discussions about the fundamental issues as to why this persistent problem keeps coming up, the siege on gaza, rockets into southern israel and outstanding issues. what we can say so far is that all indications suggest that there will be a truce at some poi
in iraq. jim served as u.s. ambassador to turkey, on the front lines of two of iran's neighbors, and lest we forget, also on the front lines of two of syria's neighbors. jim had a fascinating purr much in recent time to look at two of thee most important issues on the administration's ajeep da. jim also knows about second terms from his experience as deputy national security adviser in the bush administration, and that, of course, in that second term, we saw at least two major middle east initiatives, the iraq surge and the process so we have two second term experts to open for, and what we should look for and the second term of president obama's administration, and then i'll offer remarks of my own. first turning to dennis ross. dennis? >> thank you, rob. thank you for reminding me of my age. for all of you, i was a child prodigy. that's why i assumed that role in the reagan administration. it is true that i had the experience of seeing and planning and working through the beginnings of seconds terms, although, i think one of the most important things to keep in mind is precisely because
in a sound byte that the u.s. commitment to israel security is quote, rock solid and unwafrg, very much in line with what the u.s. position seems to be, heather. heather: what are we learning about the talks with morsi right now. >> reporter: no read out on the talks with morsi. it's a very, very difficult situation for morsi to be in. he is a phepl pwefrt muslim brotherhood. the muslim brotherhood is closely aligned with hamas. the organization in palestine that is firing all of these rockets at israel. even if he is able to broker some kind of a short-term cease-fire that is not what israel wants. they believe that will lead to another flare-up. here is benjamin netanyahu. >> if there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem through diplomatic means we prefer that. but if not i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> reporter: we are not expecting any kind of a statement from the white house or a comment from the president today, his only "figure only official duties after returning to asia is
side is claiming victory as they honor a fallen leader killed in the eight-day conflict. >>> u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice defends herself about comments about benghazi, responding directly to her harshest critics. >>> giving thanks following superstorm sandy. trying to lift the siepirits of those left with nothing. >>> plus this. >>> good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for spending at least part of your holiday with us. for the first time in more than a week, it has been a relatively quiet day across israel and fwa gaza. the cease fire is holding. at the border, israeli troops are packing up after spending one final night there. israeli forces says when the cease fire started, three rockets were fired into israel. two hit open areas and the third was intercepted by the iron dome missile defense system. if everything remains this relatively quiet until 2:00 eastern this afternoon, the gaza border crossings will open. rallies opened in the streets as they celebrated what they call a victory over israel. the prime minis
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